Note for your Writing Guidelines

Please read the guidelines thoroughly before sending your writing. While submit your writing, please include the following information:

  • A brief description about you
  • A couple of headlines on your content subject 
  • Content criteria 
    • The content must be written by Native English speaker.
    • Keyword – Must be written targeting long-tail keywords. Please check this and this guide
    • The content must provide substantial value when compared to other pages in search results
    • This must be the kind of content Google likes. Detail here.
    • No fluff words. Every word should be meaningful 
    • The post must be written following the guidelines mentioned in this article 
    • The post format must be either one of the format the above article mentioned  i.e:
      1. Expanded List Post
      2. The Ultimate Guide
      3. Tools of the Trade
      4. The Complete List
    • Headline – Go to chapter 3 of this article and follow the guideline.
      1. Start Your Headline With These Phrases as headlines that start with these 20 phrases tend to get the most shares:
        • X reasons why …
        • X things you …
        • This is what …
        • This is the …
        • This is how …
        • X of the …
        • X ways to …
        • This X best
        • How to make …
        • These are the …
        • Here are the …
        • How to get…
        • X stunning photos
        • X things that
        • X things to
        • You can now
        • The x most ..
        • X things only …
        • Why you should …
      2. The number 10 was the highest performing headline number
      3. The words must be a minimum of 1000 words long 
      4. 17 Must-Use Words in Your Headlines [+Examples]
      5. Keep the headline between 12-18 words.
      6. Example of headlines That We like:
        • How to Organize Your Life: 10 Habits of Really Organized People
        • How to Type Faster: 12 Typing Tips and Techniques
        • How to Bullet Journal and Organize Your Life (A Step-By-Step Guide)
        • What Is the 80 20 Rule? (And How It Helps You Succeed in Life)
        • 10 Marketing Myths and Mistakes to Avoid
        • 10 Best Ted Talks About Procrastination That Will Ignite Your Motivation
        • 11 Organizational Skills That Every Smart Leader Needs
        • How to Become a WordPress Developer (In 10 Steps)
    • Sub-headlines:
      1. Make sure you have included the main keyword in 2-3 subheadings at the beginning, a couple of times in the middle and at least two times at the bottom. 
      2. The subheading should be a question or as descriptive as possible like this article. You can check here all the sub-headings here Examples of structure/Subheadings
      3. The sub-heading should contain the keyword or related keyword
    • Uses of Keywords – The uses of keywords must be natural and can be used whenever you need to.  I would highly recommend you observe how the keyword “ Ultimate Guide” is used in the headlines, sub-headlines and within the body of the content of this article
      1. Heading & Sub-Heading: You will find the keyword in the headline and in the first two/three subheadings.  The keyword also is used in the last to sub-headings 
      2. Each part of the writing remains very related to the main keyword. 
      3. Body content – They keyword is naturally used at the very beginning of the writing. Interestingly, the keyword is widely used in the paragraphs under the sub-heading in which the keyword is not been used.
    • Meta Description: Must be provided by following this guide here
    • External Links 
      1. Include Case Studies, Examples & Statistics: Any claims that you make in your ultimate guide should be supported by case studies, examples, or statistics.

Examples of structure/Subheadings

Headline: The Definitive Guide: How to Create Your First Wireframe

  1. An Introduction To Wireframing
    • What is a wireframe (and why do you UX designers use them?)
    • Examples of wireframes
    • Things to consider when choosing a wireframing process
    • The best tools for wireframing
  2. How To Make Your Wireframe In 6 Steps  
    • Do your research.
    • Prepare your research for reference.
    • Make sure you have your user flow mapped out.
    • Draft, don’t draw. Sketch, don’t illustrate.
    • Add some detail and get testing.
    • Start turning your wireframes into prototypes.
  3. How To Make Your Wireframe Good: 3 Key Principles
    • Clarity
    • Confidence
    • Simplicity
  4. Further Reading
  5. What You Should Do Now